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  Cygnet has produced its share of great full-forwards over the years. Arguably one of the very best, and certainly the one spearhead who proved himself year after year in the toughest league of all.. the TFL.... was Rodney Adams....seen here in his classic marking style.

   Rodney favoured leading out towards the flank and kicking his goals from difficult angles. He played through the golden years success for Sandy Bay.



Two Jumpers, Two Great Eras .. Go the Magpies - er - Port




Wearing the traditional Magpies strip .. many looking at this photo would wonder how these 2 Cygnet legends .. Pud Darcy at full forward .. Gormo Dillon at full back ... would have lined up against each other. Well ... Pud would kick a string of 3 goals in the first quarter .. then Gormo would have had a little think about it .. and that would be the end of that.






Williamson joins elite company in Hall of Fame

Former Cygnet coach and player Garry Williamson was inducted into the Hall of Fame on 3rd July 2009 at a function at the Wrest Point Casino. Gary has been involved in football as a coach, player and administrator for 27 years and is still going strong. Garry, originally from Shepparton in country Victoria, played 195 games in the TFL with New Norfolk and Clarence and won a TFL Premiership in 1982. Gary won the William Leitch Medal in 1981 and represented the State 13 times, including guiding Cygnet to 3 consecutive premierships; 4 in total when the 1994 flag is included.

Garry is currently coach of the Lauderdale Under 19's in the TSL League and watches his sons Jed and Rhys forge their own football careers. Garry is considered to be one of Cygnet's most "favourite sons" and was coaxed out of retirement to coach the Port to 3 consecutive flags in 2002, 2003 & 2004. This is a feat that may take a long time to ever be repeated. 

Garry was also playing coach of Cygnet's 1994 Premiership side. Garry was renown as being an incredibly tough and fit player, as well as a master tactician as coach. Garry was famous for his pre-match planning and his homework of the opposition that sat him aside of other coaches. His ability to inspire players with his magnificent speeches is legendary. The Cygnet Football Club congratulates Garry and his family on this terrific well earned achievment, an honour well deserved by someone so well regarded in the football community. Well done - Gazza

Relive Garry's Three-peat coaching triumph on the Three-peat page







Cygnet Football Club 1938


Back: Matt 'Cat' Herlihy, R. Sculthorpe, J. Scanlon, R. Kube, F. Matherson. Middle: Brady Henley, Bill Welsh, L. Brereton, Jim Welsh, Stanley 'Pat' Direen, Perc. Wills. Front: T. Sheehan, T. Grimsey, Francis Welsh (coach), A. Paul, J. Brereton, H. Glanville, Bill Henley



Read a great story about this team in "Tall Tales"

Enid Dillon spins a yarn called "The Final Goal"



Matt King (1930's)


Matt King enjoys a coke after the game.

Football ground behind the bottom pub.

Things never change .. do they.





Kerry Doran


Simply the best. Kerry blitzed all opposition in the Huon, TFL (Sandy Bay), and was fittingly awarded the medal as best for Tasmania in an interstate game.

  An impassable backman who could also kick goals in his spare time, Kerry was one of Tasmania's best ever marks. The crowds would roar out his name when he launched himself out of the pack for one of his trademark one-grab screamers. Kerry was all muscle, all class, all conquering.





The Wheelbarrow Race

  These 4 good-looking fellas were snapped soon after completing the traditional wheelbarrow race against teams from Kermandie just a few years ago. Left to right you see Graeme (Oigle) Bone,  Greg Howard,  Brian (Gormo) Dillon and Tony Watson. I asked Oigle & Tony about the race and commented how bright and fresh they all looked ... after all, they had just ran the barrow from Cygnet to Huonviille, being pipped at the post by the winners, Kermandie, by a bare 100 metres. 


 Kermandie might skite about their win, but it turns out that their equi-distance run from Kermandie was on the flat, while the Cygnet Team had to push up both Balfes Hill and the rise at Woodstock.


  But, dear Oigle ... I'm going to spill your secret ... yes.. you failed to mention that you spent the exercise sitting in the wheelbarrow .. it was the 3 other poor buggers who had to push you all the way. Greg, however, had the final laugh. He tripped running down the road into Woodstock and tipped Oigle out on the road. ........ Didn't ruffle his hairdo though.


Ah ... but there's more to this story. Cygnet entered several teams ... one team included Ocker Jarrett and Johnny Clifford .. well these rogues attached a lawn-mower engine to their barrow and set off convinced they would blitz the opposition. Yeah .. sure ... right ... Their cleverness proved their downfall. Half way up Balfes Hill, a cable failed to release and off went barrow, passenger and crew into the scub, down the valley and oot of the race.